Pirate Speedway: History made, as Pirate Speedway sets sail with Winter Series 1.
Pirate Speedway Results. San Bernardino, California. January 12, 2013
Those attending the Inaugural Winter Series 1, made history by attending the new venues first official race this past week-end. On the site of the speedway track at the Orange Show, in San Berdoo, California.
Close racing was the rule of the day, as speedway motorcycle riders ventured nearly 100 miles from the coast of California, to plunder the Inland Empire's treasure-trove of booty and the like. Buccaneer's heard of the new track, and wanted to get a start early for the 2013 season.
In Division 1 Steve Russell didn't get the win, but received the Goody's Headache Powder award for his on track shredded gear off his clutch assembly mal-function, while comfortably leading a race...D-1 Final saw #24 Gino Manzares takes the Win, Gino cleaning house with the sweep, having won his three heats, then The Main Event. #126 Rocco Scopellite in two, #114 Troy McConnell in Three, #23 Steve Russell in four, and #174 Paul Sanborn in the fifth spot.
Support classes were at full strength, with a large contingent of riders. After some on track skirmishes, with competitive juices flowing, and when the dust had settled. The places were awarded based on the Official scorers decision. The Support " A" Finals went as follows : #174 Sanborn the Winner, #182 Rip'n Rudy Laurer in two, Laurer having to settle with second after having two heat Wins, the third spot went to #116 Chris Jones, four went to #163 Rowdy Ronnie Davis, and #145 Davey Shaw took home the fifth spot, #37 Joe Donaldson was in sixth. Both Donaldson and Shaw had Heat Wins.
Support " B " Finals : The Win goes to #313 Joey St. Louis, Second spot to #211 Beach-ball Brown, Third spot to #220 Bryant, Fourth spot to #210 Troutt, and fifth spot to #282 Wiggins...
In Event #22, the 250 cc Main saw Champion Rider Broc Nicol continue his dominance with a clean sweep of victories in all four of his races including the Main Event. #1 Broc Nicol, #2 went to Dalton Leedy, who finished second twice during the days proceedings, and #0 Haul'n Hayley Perrault finished third.
The Junior Classes ran all day with competitive racing, including two spectacular crashes by #0 Hayley Perrault, on a cold day she gamely finished the days races.
Event #23 140 cc Main. One of the most hot-ly contested classes all day were these juniors. Final order for them was , taking the Win #214 Michael Wells, In the two spot #18 Big Daddy Sebastian Palmese, Third went to #4 Courtney Crone, fresh off her Monster win at Industry last month, fourth went to #192 Dryden Gayle, fifth spot to #31 S. Martin, and sixth spot to #30 A. Martin.
The 125cc class saw Dakota Shockley riding his first big bike race, due to the limited entrants he was escorted by the 140 class contingent and made for a full track and close racing, congrats to Shockley with the win and showing classic full speedway slides all day.
Event # 24 Pee-Wee Main. This class managed to keep the interest of the fans and the announcer all day, with only three riders, the racing was exciting and close. The Win goes to last years Iron-Man #76 Nick Dunn, saving the best for last, after three second place finishes the Main Event Win, Second place finisher went to #326 Troutt, who after three straight wins settled for second, and taking the third spot was # 5 Shaw, who kept the bike up-right and was competitive throughout the day, and ended with-out any crashes.
Check-out SpeedwayBikes.Com and Pirate speedway Facebook page, and Today's Cycle Coverage, for future Winter Series schedule.... Arrrrh !...The Torch, Scott Read , Out.
January 12, 2013 - Pirate Speedway, San Bernardino, California
Official Scorers results By Scott " The Torch" Read
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